The Second Edition is written specifically for college students who are preparing to go into the workforce. Cornerstones for Professionalism prepares students for the workplace through a wide variety of techniques and strategies and shows them how to continue their upward mobility once on the job. Significantly expanded and updated to cover every aspect of the graduate's role in the workplace, the book focuses on a full gamut of preparation skills designed to assist students in getting the right job and maximizing their performance. It is filled with timely information including ethics development, personal financial management, goal setting strategies, priority and stress management related to the workplace, navigation of the human resource management maze, delivering excellent customer service techniques, working effectively with multigenerational colleagues, functioning on a global virtual team, using technology to work more productively, managing conflict and difficult people, finding the right career and driving productivity, and learning to navigate change while in a career. Unique features include Digital Briefcase Šand Professionals from the Field. Among several new chapters, Understanding Financial Intelligenceand Effective Communications for the Social Media Generationare sure to benefit students.
Dr. Robert M. Sherfield is currently a Professor in the School of Arts and Letters at The College of Southern Nevada in Las Vegas, NV. He is a nationally recognized educator, writer, and speaker having spent the past 26 years working with faculty development, first year student success programs, student motivation, and retention.
An award-winning educator, Robb was named Educator of the Year at the College of Southern Nevada. He twice received the Distinguished Teacher of the Year Award from The University of South Carolina at Union and has received numerous other awards and nominations for classroom instruction and advisement.
He has authored and co-authored over 30 texts and trade books including:
· Cornerstones for College Success (including the Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Concise, Custom, Delhi, and Canadian Editions)
· Cornerstones for Community College Success
· Case Studies for the First Year
· The Everything® Self-Esteem Book
Robb has also been guest speaker and delivered keynote addresses to over 400 institutions of higher education across American in 46 states. He has spoken to The Pennsylvania, Texas, California, Florida, Indiana, Minnesota, Washington, Oklahoma, Ohio, New Jersey, Colorado, Virginia, Tennessee, Louisiana, and Arizona Private/Career College Associations.
Dr. Patricia G. Moody is Dean Emerita of the College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management at the University of South Carolina, where she served on the faculty and in administration for over 30 years. An award-winning educator, Pat was honored as Distinguished Educator of the Year at her college and as Collegiate Teacher of the Year by the National Business Education Association. She was also a top-five finalist for the Amoco Teaching Award at the University of South Carolina. She received the prestigious John Robert Gregg Award, the highest honor in her field of over 100,000 educators.
Pat has co-authored many texts and simulations including: Solving the Professional Development Puzzle: 101 Solutions for Career and Life Planning, Cornerstones for College Success, 365 Things I Learned in College, Capstone: Succeeding Beyond College, Case Studies for the First Year: An Odyssey into Critical Thinking and Problem Solving, and Cornerstone: Opening Doors to Career Success.
A nationally known motivational speaker, consultant, and author, Pat has spoken in most states, has been invited to speak in several foreign countries, and frequently keynotes national and regional conventions. She has presented her signature, motivational keynote address, “Fly Like an Eagle” to tens of thousands of people, from Olympic athletes to corporate executives to high school students.
PART ONE: MANAGING YOU
Chapter 1 DISCOVER: Discover Who You Are
Chapter 2 BUILD: Building a Strong Character with Impeccable Ethics
Chapter 3 PROSPER: Understanding Financial Intelligence
Chapter 4 GROW: Building a Life Plan Through Goal Setting
PART TWO: MANAGING YOUR LIFE
Chapter 5 PRIORITIZE: Strategies for Managing Priority and Stress
Chapter 6 SOCIALIZE: Avoid Workplace Landmines and Perfect Your Social Image
Chapter 7 MANAGE: Navigating the Human Resource Maze
Chapter 8 SERVE: Maximizing Customer Service and Productivity in the Workplace
PART THREE: MANAGING RELATIONSHIPS
Chapter 9 COMMUNICATE: Effective Communication for the Social Media Generation
Chapter 10 RELATE: Relationships, Diversity, and Multigenerational Distinctions
Chapter 11 LEAD: Teamwork - How to Lead and How to Follow
Chapter 12 RELATE: Managing Conflict and Dealing with Difficult People
PART FOUR: MANAGING CAREER
Chapter 13 CONNECT: Working with Technology in a Knowledge Economy
Chapter 14 PLAN: Creating a Dynamic Employment Package and Job Search Plan
Chapter 15 INTERVIEW: Interviewing Like a Pro
Chapter 16 CHANGE: Directing Your Life Through Continuous Positive Change